James Elkington is set to release his debut solo record, Wintres Woma, on June 30th via Paradise of Bachelors. After presenting debut single, “Make It Up,” the fingerpicking folk-centric artist now shares “Wading The Vapors,” a track that recounts one of those memories so distant that it has ceased to feel like it really happened. The song showcases an astounding solo from cellist and composer Tomeka Reid. Listen above.
The village I come from is mostly hills and pubs. As teenagers, my friends and I would climb the hills and cycle through these pubs in the span of a couple of weeks. One place lay at the other end of a half-wild, unlit area of woods called “the common,” an area populated nightly by juvenile glue-sniffers and middle-aged dog-walkers. The drunken walks back from this pub as the fog rolled in over the common were weird and unsettling in the best way, and I tried to pull all of that into “Wading The Vapors.” --James Elkington